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August 18, 1986 | United Press International
Bernard Hinault of France took the lead in the Coors International bicycle race Sunday by winning a 10-mile time trial over Vail Pass, with teammate Greg LeMond close behind. In last month's Tour de France, LeMond overtook Hinault in the latter stages and become the first American to win the race. LeMond finished about 50 seconds behind Hinault, but it was enough to pull himself up two places into second place overall. Hinault's time in the ninth stage of the race was 26 minutes 56.40 seconds.
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November 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed in a training run Tuesday in Colorado, perhaps jeopardizing the most anticipated comeback effort heading into the Sochi Olympics in February. "We have no reason to believe it's anything significant right now," U.S. Ski team spokesman Tom Kelly told the Associated Press. Vonn reportedly was not hospitalized and was being evaluated at her Vail, Colo., home by Bill Sterett, her orthopedic surgeon. Another spokesman said clarity on Vonn's condition should be known within 24 hours.
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November 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed in a training run Tuesday in Colorado, perhaps jeopardizing the most anticipated comeback effort heading into the Sochi Olympics in February. "We have no reason to believe it's anything significant right now," U.S. Ski team spokesman Tom Kelly told the Associated Press. Vonn reportedly was not hospitalized and was being evaluated at her Vail, Colo., home by Bill Sterett, her orthopedic surgeon. Another spokesman said clarity on Vonn's condition should be known within 24 hours.
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September 13, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
The Hyatt Mountain Collection -- which features three of the Hyatt brand's top mountain resorts and lodges in Lake Tahoe, Utah and Colorado -- is offering avid skiing and boarding guests a snowy deal this winter.  When schussers book a three-night stay (nine nights' total) at each of  three properties in the collection - - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado, Hyatt Escala Lodge at the Canyons outside Park City and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino -- they will receive a complimentary Vail Resorts' Epic pass for the 2014-2015 winter season.
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December 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
For skiers and snowboarders, Colorado can be a land of extremes -- and not just in terrain. When it comes to the cost of a day on the slopes, Durango is the best place for bargain-hunters and Vail certainly will appeal to high rollers. That's the word from a TripAdvisor's Ski Index 2012-13 of 25 destinations in the U.S. and Canada. The online travel company created it by tallying the daily cost of a lift ticket, hotel, gear rental, a burger-and-fries meal and even a mug of beer.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2008
A pileup involving about 75 vehicles on snowy Interstate 70 shut down the state's main east-west route near Vail Pass, killing at least one person and seriously injuring at least 16 others, officials said.
TRAVEL
December 6, 1987 | JENNIFER MERIN, Merin is a New York City free-lance writer .
The biggest attraction of the charming neo-Alpine resort town of Vail, so neatly set against the mighty Colorado Rockies, is an abundance of superb ski trails that lace the surrounding snow-clad peaks. But even Vail's most avid skiers need to take a break, and shopping is one of Vail's favorite apres -ski activities. Fortunately, there's a great deal more to buy here than ski-lift tickets and expensive condominiums.
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2008
Visitors to Vail know Gorsuch Ltd. as a luxury sportswear outfitter for the slopes and apres-ski set. Now, the Colorado-based firm has added Old World home furnishings to its catalog and website. Among the finds: Austrian china, pewter bar accessories, four-ply cable-knit cashmere throws and needlework pillows. Furniture offerings have the look of Alpine lodge antiques and include the Tirol bench with naturally shed antler legs and mohair upholstery, $3,900, and the William & Mary country table in oak, $1,098, shown here.
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April 21, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON -- At least five people were killed and 17 injured when a van crashed during a border patrol pursuit, Pima County Rural/Metro Fire Chief Willie Treatch said Sunday. The incident happened late Saturday between 10 and 10:30 p.m., he said, when a van carrying 22 people rolled over near the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Highway 83 in Vail, Ariz. Five people died at the scene and 17 were hospitalized. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Tucson sector could not be immediately reached for comment.  cindy.carcamo@latimes.com @thecindycarcamo ALSO: Cardinal O'Malley warns of 'culture of death' Video said to show suspect setting backpack down Boston plays, prays and remembers on Sunday of renewal  
REAL ESTATE
March 3, 1985 | LOU DESSER, Desser is news editor of the Times real estate section. and
Like most ski resorts across the country, this mountain community has always felt an economic pinch during summer months. With this and other economic problems in mind, a group of local businesspeople gathered in October, 1983 to discuss how the community could better market and promote Mammoth Lakes. This led to formation of an ad hoc committee to study the possibility of creating a resort association. After more than a year of study, the Mammoth Lakes Resort Assn.
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April 21, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON -- At least five people were killed and 17 injured when a van crashed during a border patrol pursuit, Pima County Rural/Metro Fire Chief Willie Treatch said Sunday. The incident happened late Saturday between 10 and 10:30 p.m., he said, when a van carrying 22 people rolled over near the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Highway 83 in Vail, Ariz. Five people died at the scene and 17 were hospitalized. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Tucson sector could not be immediately reached for comment.  cindy.carcamo@latimes.com @thecindycarcamo ALSO: Cardinal O'Malley warns of 'culture of death' Video said to show suspect setting backpack down Boston plays, prays and remembers on Sunday of renewal  
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February 16, 2013 | By Philip Hersh
There is no doubt now whom the U.S. media will choose as the fresh-faced star in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, who became the youngest women's Alpine skiing world champion since 1985 when she won Saturday's slalom in Schladming, Austria. Her sponsor, Italian food company Barilla, already has given Shiffrin some media training, since her age and prior success this season had made her a rosy-cheeked ingenue in demand. That will become a full-court press by the time the Olympic ski season begins next October.
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December 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
For skiers and snowboarders, Colorado can be a land of extremes -- and not just in terrain. When it comes to the cost of a day on the slopes, Durango is the best place for bargain-hunters and Vail certainly will appeal to high rollers. That's the word from a TripAdvisor's Ski Index 2012-13 of 25 destinations in the U.S. and Canada. The online travel company created it by tallying the daily cost of a lift ticket, hotel, gear rental, a burger-and-fries meal and even a mug of beer.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Vail Resorts Inc., one of the largest ski resort operators in North America, has agreed to spend $18 million to acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort along with undeveloped land at the base of the mountain in Lake Tahoe. The deal would give Vail ownership of three of the seven major resorts around Lake Tahoe: Heavenly, Northstar and now Kirkwood. Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border is encircled by seven major ski resorts and several smaller ski and cross-country operations in the Sierra Nevada.  Vail Resorts, a publicly traded company, is considered among the largest resort owners in North America.
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November 28, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
For the family that once owned Santa Rosa Island, it was part Zane Grey, part "Robinson Crusoe. " Generations of Vail cousins would arrive from the mainland and take refuge for months at a time. They would explore places with pirate-map names: Skull Gulch, Abalone Rocks, China Camp. They were city kids, but they rode with the island's cowboys and knew the island lore — stories about ghosts, about shipwrecks, about a mythical temptress named Rita who supposedly awaited new cowboys.
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November 3, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Within 48 hours of agreeing to sell the Dodgers, team owner Frank McCourt officially surrendered his claim to what had been his Los Angeles homes. Under a divorce settlement filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jamie McCourt kept four homes — two in Malibu, one in Holmby Hills and one in Vail, Colo. Frank McCourt kept two homes, both in Massachusetts. The McCourts sold a second Holmby Hills home in August. Representatives for Frank McCourt did not immediately return messages asking whether he intended to move back to Massachusetts, where his family is deeply rooted.
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November 1, 2005 | By Scott Doggett, Times Staff Writer
KELLY CLARK'S idea of a perfect day is carving fresh powder on Mammoth Mountain under sunny skies ? but not on a weekend. The 2002 Olympic half-pipe gold medalist who lives within big-air distance of the mountain likes the smaller midweek crowds. So what happens if, in the wake of the sale of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to Starwood Capital Group, the mountain becomes the new Vail and more snowboarders crowd the favorite peak? "Mammoth is so big that even when it is really, really busy, you're never going to wait more than 15 minutes in line," the 22-year-old snowboarder said.
TRAVEL
July 28, 2011
HOPLAND, CALIF. Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition When, where: Aug. 5, Jeriko Estate Winery Highlights: For the 35th year, vintners and experts gather to determine the wine region's best. In addition to the juried tasting competition, there's a farm-to-table dinner featuring the winning vintages. Cost: $75, including the farm-to-table dinner Info: (707) 468-9886, http://www.mendocinowinecompetition.com BIG BEAR Big Bear Air Fair When, where : Aug. 6, Big Bear City Airport Highlights: A family-friendly celebration of all things aviation includes up-close inspections of vintage warbirds and a sneak peek at the latest technologies.
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